New programmes to enhance leadership in early- and mid-career academics
The two programmes ‘are stepping stones to launch and develop the careers of academics’.
The two programmes ‘are stepping stones to launch and develop the careers of academics’.
The rewards of supporting the research and career aspirations of Wits academics.
We need to move away from this binary approach, consider our contextual realities, and start with the end goal in mind.
The shift to emergency remote teaching and learning enabled academics to start questioning some long-held assumptions about in-person teaching and learning.
The annual Staff Awards reflect the Wits values that drive the ethos and excellence across our remarkable institution.
A source of inspiration for his students.
Wits Hero Dr Lisa Ware has first-hand experience of what can happen when youth are without hope.
A love for teaching and learning, and a deep commitment to the provision of high quality educational experiences drives the Faculty of Science.
Notes from the School of Therapeutic Sciences’ Learning I3 (Ideas, Innovation, Inspiration) symposium
If you think that macaroni, spaghetti and lego blocks only excite preschoolers then you’d be shocked to discover that these also stimulate university students.
We need to rethink higher education by asking what kind of society we want to create.
To help close the maths gap in South Africa, Wits experts believe the focus should lie on the teacher.
Professor Zeblon Vilakazi, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Wits was part of an eminent panel to discuss the purpose of education in the 21st Century.
It is important that university teachers are recognised for the vital work that they do, and that excellence in teaching is celebrated.
CANVAS, a modern, stable Learning Management System (LMS).
Beyond the pandemic and possibilities for new knowledge architectures.
In 2021 many forms of support will be available to help staff and students transition from Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning (ERT&L) to online pedagogy.
Professor Adam Habib, Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal conferred awards to exceptional staff members at the University.
Wits University has added a new course to its free, online WitsX/edX learning platform.
What maths researchers learnt from the mistakes made by pupils in ‘top’ South African schools.
Quality assurance entities are immobilising the system and hindering the ability of more students to access online education.
The two students have also been awarded highly competitive fellowships for their outstanding work.
When Bilqees Mahomed decided to study the factors that hinder the treatment of mental health, she didn’t anticipate that it would have a ripple effect.
All thanks to a nation-wide project, current and future cohorts of student teachers will be better equipped when they step into the classroom.
Wits student, Musawenkosi Nyati has published an award-winning book, Mobile App Development.
Despite Covid-19, Wits students won second place with their applications to aide analysis of Covid-19 data in the competition held online for the first time.
Jimmy Yuan, an Actuarial Science student, is the recipient of the 2020 Adrian Gore Fellowship Award (AGF) offered by Discovery.
Free, online WitsX/edX learning platform offers "Mining for Development - the taxation linkage" course.
SA Post Office enables online learning through the delivery of almost 5 000 laptops to Wits students across the country.
Wits Master’s students create best practice guide for efficient and accurate use of DMDs in structured light laboratories.
Curiosity ignited an interest in electrical engineering for aspiring academic, Hlengiwe Mnisi.
A team from Wits (South Africa) and HUST (China) show that multi-dimensional quantum communications with twisted light is possible down legacy fibre networks.
Three Wits students are aiming to secure top positions in a national competition for economics students.
Third-year Electrical Engineering student, Romario Ferrao is drawing attention on and off the field.
Wits will recognise distinguished South Africans by awarding its prized Gold Medal and three honorary doctorates during its final graduations for 2019.
A lecturer in the Department of Human Genetics in the School of Pathology, Dr Robyn Kerr has a strong focus on teaching and research.
Interdisciplinary learning is on the rise so we asked an industrial engineer what the Wits Art Museum had to teach her engineering students.
We need to think more deeply about how we can develop science more extensively on a global scale for the common good of all of humanity.
Prof. David Mason from the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics has dedicated his life to inspiring excellence and producing quality graduates.
Staff members reap the benefits of their labour at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards.
The Faculty of Humanities provides the best education in Africa, according to a global survey zooming in on the work of leading universities across the globe.
The Targeting Talent Programme (TTP) has academically and psychologically enriched learners across South Africa to ensure they are prepared for university.
Since 2012, WAM has been driving educational innovations that demonstrate the relevance of art collections for teaching and learning across disciplines.
A Wits scientist has identified how climate change affects the capacity of adolescents to learn equitably in different environments.
What do you need to become a superhero? Certainly not superpowers, we can all be superheroes according to a team of Witsies.
Scores of high school learners from around Gauteng will be hosted by Wits for National Science Week 2019.
Huawei South Africa has donated almost 2 million in scholarships to ICT and Engineering postgraduate students at Wits.
Students in the School of Therapeutic Sciences and the School of Education at Wits competed to build a world in online game, Minecraft.
The third international LCT (Legitimation Code Theory) conference hosted at Wits was huge success with 160 delegates in attendance and 98 papers presented.
Birthdays are milestones and the health sciences at Wits celebrated a significant one on 1 July when it marked 100 years of teaching excellence.
The School of Accountancy celebrated the excellent results of its top students.
A blind jazz music student in the Wits School of Arts has been awarded a PhD scholarship worth R130 000 from the Arts Research Africa (ARA) project.
Wits Maths Connect Secondary Project shares a home-grown resource for secondary maths teaching with educators from the SADEC region.
Wits science students have created an app to teach people the basics about genetics.
Many people underestimate the difficulty involved in learning a language. This is because language acquisition goes beyond comprehension.
Research by Wits biomedical engineers that incorporates the human brain as part of a computer network is believed to be a world-first.
Wits students win the country’s premier budget speech competition for the second consecutive year.
Multi-award winning Education Professor Emerita, Hilary Janks, reflects on language and power, and offers insight into the poor literacy levels in South Africa.
Our teams excel in Centre for High Performance Computing Student Cluster Competition.
PharmApprentice is a curriculum innovation where Wits Pharmacy students develop entrepreneurial skills in a competition enabled by Aspen Pharmacare.
South Africa joins global charge to overhaul undergraduate economics.
97% of employed Wits graduates found employment within 6 months of completion.
Music educator, Dr Susan Harrop-Allin has been recognised for teaching excellence.
Innovative and engaging teaching methods can make mathematics comprehensible and ‘cool’.
Wits has embraced Open Access, which refers to the practice of providing unrestricted access to peer-reviewed research journal articles via the internet.
Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Adam Habib awards outstanding Witsies for flying the Wits flag high.
Matriculants have tough tasks ahead of them and this includes sitting for the matric exams and choosing their future academic home.
An understanding of the interaction of humans with technology and technology with humans are key to grasp the impact of the fourth industrial revolution.
A lecturer in the Wits School of Therapeutic Sciences was in the top three vying in Learning Idols at the Learning Innovation Africa Conference 2018.
The multi-lingual Dr Constance Khupe is ideally positioned to help Wits students from rural South Africa adapt to university life and succeed.
Wits Commercial Enterprise has launched The Entrepreneurial Wayz unit to drive entrepreneurialism and benefit South Africa.
Hundreds descended upon Wits to hear the legendary Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, address entrepreneurs, students and policy makers.
“I am no longer in nursing, but nursing is in me,” says Professor Judith Bruce, head of the School of Therapeutic Sciences at Wits.
The new Senior Director of Academic Affairs at Wits tasked with quality enhancement is a scientist, academic entrepreneur and Tai Chi fundi who speaks French.
The 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards celebrate the elite of excellence.
Programme for Early-Career Academics helps to improve skills by doing, reflecting and sharing knowledge.
Professor Marissa Rollnick is admired for her efforts in unlocking more creative teaching practices among science educators.
A new laboratory honours the late Professor Peter King, admired for his rapport with students and for pioneering work in metallurgical engineering.
Several Witsies were recognised for their exceptional service to the University at the annual Vice-Chancellor’s Awards.
Plans to transform the academic staff profile bear fruit.
The Faculty of Humanities has been placed in the top 200 world-wide in 2018 Times Higher Education Arts and Humanities rankings.
Hanli Geyser, head of Game Design in Digital Arts in the School of Arts at Wits, doesn’t like being called a 'gamer'.